Toxoplasmosis: Cold-like Symptoms Followed By a Strong Desire to Acquire a Cat
Again, just like a handful of times in the past, I have recently experienced cold-like symptoms, including swollen lymph nodes and sniffles... followed by a strong urge to acquire a cat. Therefore, it has again become relevant for me to discuss toxoplasmosis, just as I have so many times in years past.

Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite that reproduces in the stomach lining of the feline species. Its entire life's purpose is to be eaten by a cat so that it can reproduce. It accomplishes this end by mind controlling the animals that it infects (such as mice) to put themselves in situations where they are susceptible to being eaten by a cat. It is believed that 1/3 of the world's population is infected with toxoplasmosis, which can be picked up by unwashed vegetables, the handling of cat feces, and the consumption of raw animal products.

Upon the death of the host, toxoplasma gondii will travel from the brain of the host, into the most easily accessible exit point in the body, such as the eyes, nose, and mouth. The cat may then eat the toxoplasma gondii parasite, and therefore the parasite will be able to reproduce. This is why cats begin to eat the faces (lips, nose, etc) of their deceased owners when their bodies are left undiscovered for days.

Toxoplasmosis Linked to Schizophrenia and Other Mental Illness

Toxoplasma gondii can alter neurotransmitter function and therefore the behavior and perception of the infected person. 

Link between schizophrenia and toxoplasmosis: 
Link between severe mood swings -- 'rage behavior' and toxoplasmosis:

Toxoplasmosis considered not only a possibility, but a prime cause for schizophrenia:

Although toxoplasmosis is "latent" in most of those infected, it is thought that even "latent" toxoplasmosis could still have severe effects on the mental state:

Women Infected With Toxoplasmosis More Likely to Give Birth to Males

Women with the highest level of anti-bodies gave birth to 72 boys out of 100 children, while uninfected women gave birth to 51 boys out of 100 children.

Toxoplasmosis Symptoms Flare Up, Causing Cold-Like Symptoms and Desire to Aquire a Cat

The parasite is inactive for most of the time, but can become active again when immunity is compromised and results in cold-like symptoms including swollen lymph nodes, fever, etc.

The parasite comes out of inactivity and "wiggles around in the brain" which coincides with aforementioned symptoms, followed by the intense desire to acquire a pet cat.

Toxoplasmosis Linked to a Rise in "Unconventional Sexual Desires"

People infected with toxoplasma gondii found to be more attracted to bondage, sexual violence, and fetishes. Boy can I relate to this symptom!

Toxoplasmosis infection linked to increased sexual attraction to fear, danger and submissiveness.

Educational Videos About Toxoplasmosis

It also explains the crazy cat lady, they are just infected too.
So cats secretly run the world.
Your original thread from 2012 is still there, somewhere else. A gruesome good read!
Hey, thanks!


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